Ernest L. Cu

President and CEO, Globe Telecom

Speaker Bio

Ernest L. Cu is the President and CEO of the Globe Group, the leading telecommunications and digital solutions provider in the Philippines. Under his visionary leadership, Globe has outperformed industry growth, with the company breaking records across all key product groups, brands, and market segments, catapulting Globe as the number 1 mobile brand in the country.

Prior to Globe, Ernest was President and CEO of SPi Technologies. At the cusp of the new millennium, he spurred the beginning of the BPO business model for the Philippines, earning him recognition as one of the founding fathers of BPO in the country. Lauding his pioneering spirit, Ernst & Young named him IC7 Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. 

After only two years in the telco industry, he was hailed as the Philippines' Best CEO by Finance Asia and received the award again in 2017.Mr Cu was also named CEO of the Year in 2012 by Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific and CEO of the Year at the Asia Communications Awards in 2017, For five years (2013 to 2017) he was included in the list of 100 most influential telecom leaders worldwide by London-based Global-Telecoms Business Magazine Power 100. Ernest was named the Best Telecommunications CEO at the 2021 International Finance Awards, Asia's Best CEO by Corporate Governance Asia at their 10th Asian Excellence Awards in 2020. and was recently hailed as the Best Telco CEO by London-based business magazine, The Global Economics in its 2022 Awards.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University in Manila and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.